Downtown Montreal is located in the borough of Ville-Marie and is situated (to the north) on the most southernmost slope of Mount Royal and goes only as far south as the Ville-Marie Expressway. This is the central business district of Montreal. The climate zone lies on a transitional zone between the hot summer humid continental and the warm summer humid continental. Summers tend to be humid and the average daytime temperature is about 24°C. Winters are generally cold, windy, lots of snow and at times quite icy. Daytime highs in winter average -8°.
There is a spectacular view of downtown Montreal from the lookouts on Mount Royal. In fact, on a clear day you can see the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York and the Green Mountains of Vermont. There are many heritage buildings located in the downtown core worth viewing. Downtown Montreal is the heart of the city and it pulsates with life. The downtown core is where you’ll discover exquisite boutiques and unique shopping opportunities. There is a plethora of establishments you can choose from for clubbing, dancing, or to just sit back and enjoy a beer. A myriad of restaurants provide everything from fine cuisine to casual fare and everything else in between. Downtown Montreal is where you’ll discover world-class cultural institutions such as the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and close by the Musée d'art contemporain. If the Montreal Canadians are playing at the Bell Centre, you’ll enjoy the excitement there or at the local sports bars. Daytime or nighttime downtown Montreal is a hub of energy